High School Principal


Robiann Gilbert
High School Principal
rgilbert@northsideknights.net 

Born and raised in Dothan, Alabama, Robiann Borland Gilbert graduated from Houston Academy in 1985 where she went to Auburn University and graduated in Fashion Merchandising in 1988. She met her  future husband there, and she and Brent settled back in Dothan in 1988. They have four children who have graduated or currently attend Northside Methodist Academy. Mrs. Gilbert received her Masters degree from Troy University in 1992 in Secondary Education Language Arts and continued her studies to complete the requirements for administration and teaching college. She began her teaching career teaching at Northview and Dothan High Schools and taught nine years at East Highland Learning Center, Dothan City School's alternative school. After having twin boys, Mrs. Gilbert took a six-year break from teaching and was called back to the classroom in 2009 where she taught English and yearbook at Northside. She currently teaches adjunct for Wallace Community College, Troy University, and Faulkner University. She also teaches college English 101 and 102 here at Northside for NMA's dually enrolled students.  

Mrs. Gilbert believes that all students can learn, and it is the teacher's job to discern how each student learns and help students understand that they are "fearfully and wonderfully made," all knit together differently, so all students will be taught they have strengths and weaknesses that God has instilled in them. All students have different learning styles, and one of Northside's greatest strengths is that we allow for differences and do not expect every student to fit a cookie-cutter mold. Northside prepares students for college academically and spiritually since we teach academics through a Biblical perspective. Teachers at Northside prepare students for college and careers and for life beyond college.